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2021 Alfa-Romeo Giulia GTA/GTAm ups the Quadrifoglio’s power to 540hp

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As revealed in detail in the May 2020 CarDriver, the new Giulia GTA/GTAm ups the Quadrifoglio’s power to 540hp. More detail of the engine work involved has now been revealed. The extra 30hp comes thanks to uprated turbo pressure, new pistons, four oil-ways for piston cooling (rather than two) and a titanium Akrapovic exhaust.

Alfa has also clarified that there will be no manual gearbox option for the GTA worldwide, only automatic. 0-62mph takes 3.6 seconds, some 0.3sec faster than the regular QV, partly due to a new Launch Control system.

2021 Alfa-Romeo Giulia GTA/GTAm ups the Quadrifoglio’s power to 540hp
2021 Alfa-Romeo Giulia GTA/GTAm ups the Quadrifoglio’s power to 540hp

The two-seater GTAm has a stripped-out cabin, carbonfibre race seats, rear roll cage six-point harnesses and polycarbonate side and rear windows. As a result, it weighs 100kg less than the regular QV auto at 1520kg. The GTA, meanwhile, weighs only 50kg less as a result of its carbon front splitter, front wheelarches and revised suspension (featuring a 50mm wider track front and rear). The GTAm also has an adjustable carbonfibre rear wing designed by Sauber. Alfa also says that the GTAm’s rear doors can be opened but only from the outside, since there’s no interior handle. Only 500 examples of the Giulia GTA are to be made. Fabio Migliavacca, Alfa’s head of product marketing said: “From expressions of interest, we’re seeing a clear preference for the GTAm. These are cars for collectors, and this sort of person appreciates the uniqueness of a car with a rollcage, two seats and six-point harnesses.”

GTA customers will have the option to collect their car from the Autodelta workshop in Balocco, and will receive a Bell helmet in GTA livery, Goodwool car cover and a driving course. The GTAm also comes with an Alpinestars race suit, gloves and shoes. Alfa has hinted that it may stage a new attempt at the Nürburgring lap record in the GTAm. It also says that, although a Stelvio GTA would be feasible from a technical standpoint, it’s unlikely that such a model would make production.

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